Rev Chris Willis (77-92S)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Rev Chris Willis (77-92S) who passed away last week.

Chris was a stalwart of the local community having married and christened many Alumni.

He was also a great supporter of West Buckland School and OWBA events.

He will be missed by many.

We have received many messages of condolence and a full tribute to Chris will be included in the Summer edition of the Buckland Brief.

As requested by so many Alumni, here are the details of the Thanksgiving Service.


Rev Chris Willis - Exmoor Run 2016 - Copy


Willis Reverend Christopher Charles Billopp passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital on 24th January 2017, aged 84 years.

Beloved husband of the late Sylvia. Much loved father of Alistair and Helen and grandfather of Henry, George, Oscar and Lilly. A life dedicated to the community.

A private cremation service will be followed by a public service of thanksgiving, which will take place at St. Hieritha’s Church, Chittlehampton on Tuesday 7th February at 2.30pm.

There is a bring and share tea and food afterwards in the village hall.

Arrive early as parking could be some distance from the church.

No black please. No flowers please but donations in his memory will go to The Calvert Trust, Exmoor and Go North Devon, at the service or care of J. Westacott & Son Funeral Services, 2a West Street, South Molton, EX36 4DG.


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